The Salesian Family

Our Salesian Family is a caring group of people from all walks of life and all corners of the earth who are dedicated to making life better for the world's poorest and neediest children and families.

We are led by nearly 30,000 missionaries including Salesian Priests, Brothers, Sisters and novices who serve as Salesians of Don Bosco (S.D.B.), the second largest order in the Roman Catholic Church. We are joined by thousands of passionate volunteers, committed lay staff and generous donors.

If you are already a member of the Salesian Family, we would like to thank you for your outstanding support of our mission and dedicate this website to you.

If you would like to become part of our family, we welcome you with open arms. There are a number of ways you can become involved and we invite you to learn more by contacting us.



There are 31 groups that are officially recognized as members of the Salesian Family
Past Pupils of the FMA 130000
The Association of Mary Help of Christians 100000
Past Pupils of Don Bosco 97357
Salesian Co-operators 26239
Salesians of Don Bosco (with novices and bishops) 15762
Daughters of Mary Help of Christians 14655
The Association of the Damas Salesianas 2083
The Comunity of "Canção Nova" 1300
Women Volunteers of Don Bosco 1230
The Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians 1050
The Sisters of Charity of Jesus 990
Witnesses of the Risen Lord TR 750
The Catechists Sisters of Mary Immaculate Help of Christians 500
The Disciples - Secular Institute 400
Daughters of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary 378
The Congregation of St. Michael the Archangel 357
Fraternidad comtemplativa maria de nazaret (FCMN) 350
The Sisters of St Michael the Archangel (Michaelites) 261
The Community of the Mission of Don Bosco (CMB) 250
Salesian Oblates of the Sacred Heart 221
The Daughters of the Divine Saviour 167
Visitation Sisters of Don Bosco (VSDB) 122
The Sisters of Maria Auxiliatrix 110
The Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary 109
Volunteers with Don Bosco 82
Apostles of the Holy Family 69
The Congregation of Sisters of the Resurrection 50
The Daughters of the Queenship of Mary Immaculate 37
The Sisters of the Queenship of Mary Immaculate 29
The Sisters of Jesus the Adolescent 26
The Congregation of the Sisters Announcers of the Lord 23